Food & Drink

The Best Outdoor Dining in West Hollywood

With gorgeous weather all year round, eating outdoors is one of the most popular pastimes in West Hollywood.

From bright and bustling destinations to low-lit after-dark escapes, there is something for everyone when it comes to the city’s awesome open-air restaurant environments. West Hollywood’s al fresco dining options are unrivaled and there’s a plethora of inviting patio settings to choose from.

9 Spots You Won’t Want to Miss


Hailing from New York City, famed restaurant and star-spotting phenomenon Catch landed in West Hollywood back in 2016. With its retractable roof, fantastic drinks and amazing food, this indoor/outdoor experience is well worth the hype. 


No visit to West Hollywood is complete without a meal at Craig’s. Known simply as “an American restaurant” on Melrose Avenue, Craig’s expanded their facility to include an outdoor dining area for guests that “brings the vibe outside.”. When your meal is done, be sure to try some of their house-made chocolate chip cookies! 


This to-die-for Italian restaurant – with handmade pasta and fresh seafood dishes – sits on the corner of famed Melrose Avenue and Robertson Boulevard in West Hollywood. The outdoor seating on the terrace offers fantastic vantage points for spotting celebrities shopping in the Design District.

Employees Only

Known for amazing craft cocktails and a unique array of tapas, Employees Only is a perfect spot to stop before a night on the town. Dogs are also permitted in the Cocktail Garden. And don’t forget to check out their dress code prior to arrival – it’s classy casual. 

BBCM (Butcher, Baker, Cappuccino Maker)

The Butcher, Baker, Cappuccino Maker (or BBCM, for short) is a people-watching favorite in the Sunset Plaza shopping area of The Sunset Strip. Here you can sit outside and enjoy modern California cuisine with European influences, tempting fresh baked goods, specialty coffee beverages, craft cocktails and a comprehensive wine list. Want to take the perfect Instagram photo? Order their signature Colorburst Latte. All the kids are doing it. 

Gracias Madre

Gracias Madre is known to be one of LA’s most delicious vegan restaurants – even among your non-vegan friends. They have a beautiful outdoor seating area, “the Patio,” where you can sip cocktails while enjoying some amazing Mexican fare in West Hollywood’s Design District, just off Melrose Avenue. 

BOA Steakhouse

One of West Hollywood’s best steakhouses, BOA’s offerings include their signature 40-day dry-aged New York Strip and A5 Japanese Wagyu. On any given night BOA plays host to Hollywood stars, industry moguls and regulars ready to rub elbows. Be sure to mind their dress code – upscale casual.

Tower Bar

At West Hollywood’s fabulous art deco hotel The Sunset Tower, Tower Bar’s patio sundeck overlooks the city with a sense of grandeur worthy of its history. Deals have been inked and careers have been made in this old Hollywood joint – and with its impeccable poolside dining poolside, you’ll certainly feel like a star. 

Laurel Hardware

Hidden behind an old hardware storefront, Laurel Hardware offers a magical outdoor oasis with great food and delicious craft cocktails! This speakeasy-style locale really would fool most passersby, but it’s no secret to foodies in town. It’s one of West Hollywood’s hottest date night nooks. Great bites with an Italian flair and booze concoctions with artisanal accents add to the whimsy. 

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